Lifelong Adams County resident Ronda J. Bonifas, 84, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at her home.
Rosary is 10 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 5, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Jeremy Hazuka officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 5, at Highland St. Patrick's Cemetery in rural Adams County. The service will be live streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/lbvfh . Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Michael’s Catholic Church or Catholic Social Services. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you.
Ronda was born on February 25, 1936, in Adams County, NE to Elvin & Hazel (Maxfield) Witt. She graduated in 1954 from Juniata High School. Ronda married her high school sweetheart Lawrence L. “Larry” Bonifas Jr. on October 11, 1955, at Assumption Catholic Church; he preceded her in death on February 10, 2019.
Ronda was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Altar Society, and was a longtime choir member. She was a volunteer at Catholic Social Services for many years. Ronda loved to crochet and knit, making the best washcloths. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and coloring books. Ronda started keeping a journal after she married Larry with news, births, and big events.
Ronda was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Larry Bonifas.
Children & Spouses:
Michael Bonifas & Deb Ross – Hastings, NE
Keith Bonifas – Hastings, NE
Dale & Julie Bonifas – Juniata, NE
Patrick & Shelly Bonifas – Juniata, NE
Peggy & Joel Beckenhauer – Lincoln, NE
Mark & Trish Bonifas – Hastings, NE
Jodi & John Rostvet – Hastings, NE
Ardyce Biede – Hastings, NE